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Our rugby hunks and their Springbok rivals all line out at Krystle

The country's top rugby stars faced off with their South African rivals when both teams hit the same nightclub.

Our players brushed off their narrow defeat with a night on the town together.

Jamie Heaslip and co were spotted drowning their sorrows in Krystle after the nail-biting game in the nearby Aviva stadium, which saw them lose by two points.

But the popular players soon found they weren't the only rugby hunks enjoying the plush surroundings.

Several members of the South African contingent also chose the Harcourt Street hotspot to toast their victory -- and they proved to be a huge hit with the club's gorgeous female regulars.

Mole

"The girls were going crazy for the South African players. They definitely stole some of the attention from the Irish lads," said a Diary mole.

Amongst those spotted in Krystle were SA captain and man of the match Victor Matfield, along with former World Player of the Year Bryan Habana as well as Springboks legend Percy Montgomery.

But despite their rivalry on the pitch hours earlier, the locals had no problem sharing their favourite haunt with their rivals. "There was no tension whatsoever, they were chatting away together and all seemed to have a great night," the source added.

Meanwhile Irish full back Rob Kearney is busy making plans with girlfriend actress Susie Amy for a Dublin lovenest. Rob has bought a four-bedroom home in Ranelagh which he now plans to demolish in order to build the home of his dreams.

The 24-year-old bought the detached property on Sandford Road for around €650,000 earlier this year.

However, he will have his hands full with the refurbishments as Rob is also busy studying for a masters in business management at Dublin Business School.

The rugby star currently lives in an apartment in Dublin's docklands, but will be swapping that address for the surrounds of leafy Ranelagh.

The Leinster star will join a host of famous faces including actress Victoria Smurfit, gardener Helen Dillon and publisher John Mulcahy.

The Louth native is not the only one of his team to have set up a home on the southside.

Leinster and Ireland winger Shane Horgan from Bellewstown in Co Meath reportedly paid in the region of €750,000 for an award-winning house in the Liberties four years ago.

Gordon D'Arcy bought a property in Harold's Cross while Brian O'Driscoll revamped a house in Goatstown in 2006.


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